Jeremy Corbyn reelected

Saturday, 24 September, 2016 - 19:00

Leftist Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from his MPs with an increased majority.

Supporters in Liverpool, northwest England, cheered as official results confirmed Corbyn had defeated rival Owen Smith with 61.8 percent of the vote to 38.2 percent.

That represents an increased mandate from when he was first elected as leader this time last year with 59.5 percent of the vote.